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DivX Inc. certifies NXP media processors

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 06 Jun 2007 3:21 User comments (3)

DivX Inc. certifies NXP media processors DivX Inc. and NXP Semiconductors have announced the DivX Certification of a series of processors designed to power a variety of device categories, including IP set-top boxes (STBs), digital media adapters, personal media players and in-car media players. Specifically, the NXP Nexperia processors PNX0190, PNX0191, PNX9520, PNX1501, PNX1502, PNX1503, and PNX1520 are now DivX Certified.
The chips will play back DivX video content at Home Theater resolutions and will support DivX Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology, enabling compatibility with download-to-own video services. The NXP processors are among the first DivX Certified chipsets for the IP set top box market, which will provide another way for end users to enjoy DivX content from the Internet or their PCs directly on their televisions.

"Certification of the NXP chipsets represents the expansion of the DivX common media language to important new device segments, like STBs and digital media adapters, which will provide users with the seamless ability to enjoy digital content anytime and anywhere," said Kevin Hell, President, DivX, Inc. "Were pleased to work with NXP to enable new categories of DivX Certified consumer devices that will meet the global demand for a high-quality DivX media experience."

Products that bear the DivX Certified logo have undergone a rigorous testing program to ensure interoperability, security and visual quality. DivX Certified products enable consumers to create, play and share high-quality video content across a range of devices and platforms. Over 90 million DivX Certified devices from a variety of manufacturers have shipped worldwide.

"NXP continues to offer our customers new and innovative solutions that provide richer experiences whether it be recording, viewing or sharing video content," said Menno Kleingeld, Senior Marketing Director, Set-Top Box and Home Media Devices at NXP Semiconductors. "The ability of the NXP processors to support DivX decoding, in addition to many other audio and video formats, highlights the power and flexibility of the Nexperia architecture."

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3 user comments

16.6.2007 4:32

This is great to see that Players will have the ability to play DivX formats. DivX is becoming the norm across the board of the video formats and its great to see that Hardware is including that in the players compatibility.

26.6.2007 11:30

I sure hope they think to include the ability to do firmware updates for these devices....but of course whey won't.

When the DivX technology changes...they'll want u to buy a new player, not just upgrade the firmware that u got.

Not to sure about the DRM side of things. If the player won't play what people have now... and u have to purchase all your DivX material, then then unit will be JUNK !!!

My opinion only....

326.7.2007 16:53

Firmware updates would be nice. They would really just have us buy a newer piece of equipment rather than do something smart for the consumer.

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